Dad Tattoos

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa honors both of her parents with this “MUM + DAD” tattoo on the back of her right elbow.  The touching tribute was inked on February 8, 2018 while she was on tour in Los Angeles, CA.  Her parents, mother Anesa Lipa and father Dukagjin Lipa, were both on tour with her at the time.  Dua already had the initials of her two siblings, Rina and Gjin, on her wrist so now she has tattoos for her whole family.


Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini has a tattoo on her ribcage which says “Love. love.”  The word “love” appears twice because it’s in the handwriting of each of her parents.

The tattoo also celebrates a major milestone in her career, her debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It” hitting number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.  She was the first female solo artist since Carrie Underwood to have her debut single top that chart and the first ever to achieve that feat while on an independent label.  She told Ty Kelly and Chuck:

The week that ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’ went No. 1, I received letters from my mom and dad. I was in New Orleans, and I took the letters and got ‘love’ tattooed in my mom and dad’s handwriting.


Noah Cyrus

Noah Cyrus has three celestial symbols on her knuckles: a twinkling star on her index finger, a crescent moon on her middle finger, and a sun on her ring finger.  She loves outer space although she’s not sure why it appeals to her so much.  She told AMBY:

I love planets, that’s like my thing….I love talking about planets, and my tour manager makes fun of me and will be like ‘you’re an astronaut today,’ and will totally make fun of me for it.  So now it’s kind of turned into a joke that I just want to be an astronaut and work at NASA.

She got these first three in November 2017 and then added a heart on her pinkie in March 2018.

The heart is a Cyrus family tradition, which started when they were little kids.  Miley drew a heart on her dad Billy Ray’s hand and he liked it so much that he tattooed it to show his love for her.  When Miley was old enough, she got her own heart tattoo on her pinkie which was inspired by his.  Their mom Leticia has heart tattoos on her hand and on her pinkie finger.  Sister Brandi and brother Trace have heart tattoos as well.

While getting her heart tattoo, she also touched up the faded horseshoe on her pinkie which is a tribute to her mom.


Noah Cyrus

Noah Cyrus tattooed the motto “stand still” on her arm in honor of her father Billy Ray Cyrus, who she says “always taught me to stand still when things get too crazy.”  He also has a song called “Stand Still.”

Her dad made the tattoo extra meaningful by getting his own to match — with Noah’s encouragement!  She got her tattoo in June 2017 and Billy Ray got his a month later in July 2017.  She told Vogue:

Something floated around from my dad’s side of the family is just to stand still. It just means that when everything is so hectic in your life and you don’t know what to do, just stand still and wait for your heart to tell you what to do, and it will take you to the right place. So, to stand still and take a breath in. It really does help me in certain situations. My dad and I have got it tattooed on our arms.



Halsey has a tattoo on her right forearm which says “BRAT” in graffiti-style capital letters. She showed off the brand-new tattoo in a May 2017 instagram photo. In a message with a fan, she explained that she got the tattoo because her mom and dad call her a brat. A brat is a spoiled child and it’s usually an insult, but Halsey sees it as a term of endearment instead.

Fans have pointed out that the word “brat” means brother/sibling in many languages including Russian, Polish and Serbian but this doesn’t seem to be what Halsey intended.


Maggie Lindemann

Maggie Lindemann got this “0067” tattoo on her right elbow in January 2018. The numbers represent the birth years of her family members: “00” for her younger brother Mason Reid Lindemann who was born in 2000, and “67” for her parents Susan Denise Denson Lindemann and Barton Duane Lindemann who were both born in 1967.